AFAC supports cinema and, together with ACSS, research on the arts – Call for applications
Deadline: 1 August 2018
The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) is now accepting applications for grants intended for cinema projects as well as for research projects in the field of the arts – jointly with the Arab Council for the Social Sciences.
Applications are open until 1 August 2018.
As part of its 2018 general grants programme, AFAC aims to support fiction film projects of all kinds: shorts, medium- and feature-length titles, animations, essay films, hybrid works and experimental productions, among others. AFAC offers funding for the development, production and post-production phases. Documentaries are excluded from this call.
Film projects are eligible to apply for a development (up to $10,000), production (up to $50,000) or post-production grant (up to $30,000).
The call is open to Arab directors and producers living in the Arab region as well as the diaspora. A non-Arab producer can apply for a grant provided an Arab director is attached to the project.
RESEARCH ON THE ARTS PROGRAMME (RAP)
The AFAC-ACSS research grants are a funding opportunity intended to support research on all art practices across disciplinary boundaries and methodological approaches to key themes of concern to, and in, the Arab region (ie, countries belonging to the League of Arab States).
What distinguishes arts research from the making of art? Arts research is dynamic, interdisciplinary and critical, and involves systematic investigation, analysis and speculation around a specific research topic with a chosen mode of enquiry.
Grants are available to individual researchers (up to $15,000), teams of researchers or collectives (up to $25,000), and institutions (up to $35,000).
This opportunity is restricted to researchers who are citizens/nationals of an Arab country residing in the Arab region, and institutions based in the Arab region.
The project’s time frame should not exceed 18 months for individuals, teams and collectives (starting in December 2018 and ending in May 2020) and 24 months for institutions (starting in December 2018 and ending in December 2020).
Applicants are required to submit an online application form and a narrative proposal (including appendices) on AFAC’s website. If you are already a registered user on AFAC’s website, please log in with your username and password. Once you log in, you will be directed to the applications page. If you do not have an existing account, please create one here
In addition to submitting the application form on AFAC’s website, applicants must fill out a profile page on the ACSS website
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